Migration Museum at The Workshop

26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG
From Monday 29 July 2019, our museum will be open for special events and group visits by appointment only until the end of November. Click here for a list of upcoming events and openings. To arrange a group visit, please email us at info@migrationmuseum.org.

The Migration Museum at The Workshop tells stories of movement to and from Britain through exhibitions, events and education workshops.

Getting here
The Migration Museum at The Workshop is located at 26 Lambeth High Street SE1 7AG, just off Albert Embankment.


We are an 11-minute walk from Vauxhall (Victoria line), a 13-minute walk from Lambeth North (Bakerloo line) and an 18-minute walk from Waterloo (Northern, Jubilee, and Bakerloo lines) and Westminster (Jubilee, District, and Circle lines).

Walking directions from Vauxhall

Walking directions from Lambeth North

Walking directions from Waterloo

Walking directions from Westminster

We are an 11-minute walk from Vauxhall and an 18-minute walk from Waterloo stations.

A number of buses stop close to the Workshop, including routes 3, 77, 344, 360, 507 and C10.

Nearby Santander Cycle docking stations include Fire Brigade Pier (on Albert Embankment) and Lambeth Road (close to entrance to Lambeth Palace). Visitors may lock their bikes outside the Workshop at their own risk.

We do not have any visitor parking, so encourage visitors to walk, cycle or take public transport where possible.  A limited number of pay and display parking spaces are available on Lambeth High Street, with a maximum stay restriction of four hours. Please note that we are located within the London Congestion Charge Zone.

Nearby Attractions
We are located in the heart of an emerging cultural quarter, with the Newport Street Gallery, newly renovated Garden Museum, Imperial War Museum London, Florence Nightingale Museum, Beaconsfield Gallery and Cabinet Gallery among the museums and galleries located within walking distance, and with Tate Britain, Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster among the attractions located just across the river.

Please note that there is no step-free access to our first-floor exhibition spaces at this venue. We do offer step-free access for events held in The Workshop’s Engine Hall and Community Space on the ground floor. See exhibition and event listings for more information.

School and university visits

We regularly host workshops and tours for primary schools, secondary schools and university groups.

To find out more and book, please email our Education Officer, Liberty Melly at liberty@migrationmuseum.org or our Head of Learning and Partnerships, Emily Miller at emily@migrationmuseum.org.

We have also produced a range of teaching materials relating to themes explored in our exhibition. Please see the Education section of our website for more.

Group visits and private tours
We offer guided tours of our exhibitions for groups, both during visiting hours and outside of visiting hours – subject to availability and advance notice.

To find out more and book, please email Liberty Melly at liberty@migrationmuseum.org.


What’s on

Please view our exhibitions page for more information on what’s currently on and what’s coming up.

We stage a varied programme of events. Please view our events page for more information on what’s coming up.

About The Workshop

The Workshop is a temporary arts and community space dedicated to inspiring creativity and knowledge exchange, housed in the London Fire Brigade engine workshops on Albert Embankment. The space, created and managed by regeneration specialist U+I, is home to creative tenants including Migration Museum Project, Institute of Imagination, Kidesign, Vivid Drinks, Mark Lloyd Bennett Design, Progress London and multidisciplinary artists Christopher Baxter, Barry Reigate and Luke Haseler, all of whom will be hosting interactive events for the community to discover and enjoy.

The Migration Museum Project would like to thank U+I for generously enabling us to host our museum at The Workshop.

  • Russell Luscombe

    Brilliant news that you have a permanent (?) venue. First exhibitions look intriguing & I’m really keen to visit when next in London. Wishing you success in this exciting phase.